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Last Regular Print Newsletter: May 2012

Time to Turn a Page

By John Lepper A recent USA Today headline said: Encyclopedia Britannica Turns a Page, Ends Print Edition. Britannica has printed encyclopedias for 244 years and now the company says it will no longer publish a print edition. Publishing on paper no longer makes sense, says Britannica. The publisher pointed out that we live in an increasingly digital world and that their online encyclopedia provides a greater value. The online version is much larger AND it is updated every 20 minutes. For the same reasons, KBF is getting ready to turn a page regarding how we communicate with you. Were moving away from print newsletters toward digital newsletters and information. We hope you will begin to get your KBF news via email and our website. May 2012 marks our last print newsletter. I hasten to say we will send three or four special newsletter-type mailings each year. We will continue sending the weekly email: Three Things You Need to Know. We will send a monthly e-newsletter via email and it will also be posted on our website. We intend to produce a print newsletter featuring the Spring Gathering and Extreme Build each March. Well send another print newsletter sometime during August as a summer wrap up. We may also send something like an annual report during November, as well as a mailing regarding the missions emphasis. Help us spread the word by encouraging others to share their email addresses with us. We have over 3,000 postal addresses and less than 1,000 email addresses. Our desire is to communicate with KBF folks in efficient and economical ways. I am personally concerned that we make a good transition from print to digital and that we not lose anybody! Your help in obtaining email addresses is welcomed and encouraged.

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Last Regular Print Newsletter

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Baptist Seminary of Kentucky Graduation: May 12, 2012, 10 AM Georgetown Baptist Church
Baptist Seminary of Kentucky will hold its eighth commencement on Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 10:00 AM at Georgetown Baptist Church, 207 S. Hamilton Street, Georgetown, KY. Addressing the anticipated six graduates and the BSK community will be Dr. Eileen Campbell-Reed who taught an intensive course on Prayer and Pastoral Care during the January term at BSK. Dr. Campbell-Reed is Co-Director of the Learning Pastoral Imagination Project at Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN. 2012 BSK Graduates: Roger Jasper, Jarrod Lopez, Nora Conner, Emily English, Don Herd, and Jon Self.

June 8-16: Extreme Build 7, McCreary County, KY June 20-23: CBF General Assembly, Ft. Worth, TX July 15-18: PassportKids! camp, Murray State University, Murray August 6-9: SelahVie, Shocco Springs, AL August 17-18: KBF Fall Coordinating Council Meeting, Crestwood

KBF Scholarship Recipient

Adam Standiford is the 2012 recipient of the Theological Scholarship. He is a graduate of Georgetown College with a major in Religion and a minor in Psychology. He serves as Minister of Youth at Faith Baptist Church, Georgetown and is a second year student at Baptist Seminary of Kentucky.

BSK Summer Golf Event

The seminary has planned a different approach to this years golf outing. Foursomes will be tied to area churches with a donor or donors from each congregation providing a $2000 donation per foursome to the Seminary. This event will be held on Monday, June 4 at the Harmony Landing Country Club in Goshen (Northeast of Louisville). For interest in participating or more information, contact Steve Hadden at 859-533-6670 or Greg Earwood at 859-494-4101.

Fellowship Without Borders: KBF 2012 Partnership Trip To Morocco: Deepening the KBF-EEAM Partnership
Join representatives from nine KBF-EEAM partner churches in Morocco. The trip will encourage and cultivate the relationship between KBF and EEAM congregations through fellowship, EEAM ministry opportunities, and congregational visits. If you church is considering a partnership with an EEAM congregation, you are encouraged to send representatives as well. Come to Morocco and help us grow in our friendships together. Dates: October 5-14, 2012 (tentative) Cost: $2,400 (all inclusive) Who: Adults who are 18 years or older. KBF asks for two delegates from each of nine KBF/EEAM partner congregations. How: Email for info and how to apply

KBF Youth Mission Weekend

Over 200 participate during KBF Mission Weekends in Louisville and Jackson
Youth from twelve KBF churches served over two different weekends during the 2012 KBF Youth Mission Weekend. Following the theme Who Is My Neighbor? youth engaged the communities of Louisville and Jackson through mission projects. The Louisville mission weekend was held March 9-11 in partnership with Broadway Baptist Church. The Jackson weekend was held March 23-25 where youth served Jackson in Breathitt County in partnership with Emmanuel Fellowship Baptist Church.

2012 Summer Servants

KBF is proud to support the following students who will serve in ministry settings this summer: Alecia Fuller, Highland Baptist, PASSPORTkids!, Assistant Director Amanda Cherry, Louisville, Student.Go Intern, Los Angeles Anna Holladay, Highland Baptist, Louisville, Student.Go Intern, Ruth School, Bucharest, Romania Anna Kate McWhorter, Broadway & Highland Baptist, Louisville, PASSPORTmissions, Bible Study Leader Chris Liles, First Christian, Shelbyville, PASSPORTmissions, Director Corey Miller, St. Matthews Baptist, PASSPORTchoices, Bible Study Leader Emily Liles, First Christian, Shelbyville, PASSPORTmissions, Bible Study Leader Holly Cunningham, Highland Baptist, Student.Go Intern, Karen Ministry, Crescent Hill Baptsit Meredith Shaw, Calvary Baptist, Lexington, PASSPORTkids!, Director Molly Shoulta, Deer Park Baptist, PASSPORTmissions, Worship Coordinator Perry Dixon, Broadway Baptist, Louisville, Youth Missions Intern, Highland Baptist Rachel Weaver, Broadway Baptist, PASSPORTkids!, Bible Study Leader Sam Barrett, Calvary Baptist, PASSPORTchoices, Bible Study Leader Taylor Bell, Highland Baptist, Student.Go Intern, Stewart Center, Atlanta

More Spring Gathering photos on ipside.

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Saying Goodbye, Saying Hello

On May 11 we will say goodbye to Shannan Posey as Administrative Assistant at KBF. Shannan submitted her resignation after almost two years with KBF. Her husband has a new job that will enable her to stay home with her two children, Randi and Callie. On May 9 we say hello to Valarie Shoulta as Administrative Assistant. Valarie returns to this position after an absence of about two years. She and her husband, Jeremy, have returned to Kentucky. They live in Mt. Washington where Jeremy is pastor of GracePointe Community Church. Valarie will maintain office hours Monday through Thursday and work about five hours each week at home. In addition to the regular administrative responsibilities, Valarie will begin to accept more responsibility in the area of communication, including producing enewsletters, producing the Friday Three Things email, and also in maintaining the KBF website.

Shannan Posey

Valarie Shoulta

225 S Hurstbourne Pkwy. Suite 205 Louisville, KY 40222 Phone: 502-426-1931 Fax: 502-426-1612
KBF Coordinator John Lepper -

KBF Associate Coordinator for Missions Josh Speight - KBF Administrative Assistant Shannan Posey -

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On the Road Again

Traveling Around Kentucky with our Coordinators
John Lepper, Coordinator
May 11: Baptist Seminary of Kentucky Graduates Banquet May 12: Baptist Seminary of Kentucky Graduation May 20: Lexington Avenue Baptist Church Missions Fair May 22: Communication Is Key, Georgetown College May 27: Preach, St. Matthews Baptist Church

Faith Baptist Church, Georgetown, celebrated their 50th Anniversary April 28-29. Midway Baptist Church, Midway, celebrates their 140th anniversary June 24th.

Joshua Speight, Associate Coordinator for Missions

May 6: Preach, Broadway Baptist Church, Louisville May 12: Baptist Seminary of Kentucky Graduation May 17: Louisville Peer Learning Group May 19: Mt. Washington, Shepherdsville, Elizabethtown Mission Event May 20: Lexington Avenue Baptist Church Missions Fair May 22: Communication Is Key, Georgetown College
John Lepper and Joshua Speight are available to speak/teach/lead at your church. Please contact the KBF office at 502-426-1931 for info/availability.

Last Regular Print Newsletter

Be sure to complete the enclosed card, drop it into an envelope, and mail it to usOR email the info to OR call us at 502-426-1931.